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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perfect  \Per"fect\,  a.  [OE.  parfit,  OF  parfit,  parfet,  parfait, 
  F.  parfait,  L.  perfectus  p.  p.  of  perficere  to  carry  to  the 
  end  to  perform,  finish,  perfect;  per  (see  {Per-})  +  facere 
  to  make  do  See  {Fact}.] 
  1.  Brought  to  consummation  or  completeness;  completed;  not 
  defective  nor  redundant;  having  all  the  properties  or 
  qualities  requisite  to  its  nature  and  kind  without  flaw, 
  fault,  or  blemish;  without  error;  mature;  whole;  pure; 
  sound;  right  correct. 
 
  My  strength  is  made  perfect  in  weakness.  --2  Cor. 
  xii.  9. 
 
  Three  glorious  suns,  each  one  a  perfect  sun.  --Shak. 
 
  I  fear  I  am  not  in  my  perfect  mind.  --Shak. 
 
  O  most  entire  perfect  sacrifice!  --Keble. 
 
  God  made  thee  perfect,  not  immutable.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Well  informed;  certain;  sure 
 
  I  am  perfect  that  the  Pannonains  are  now  in  arms. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Hermaphrodite;  having  both  stamens  and  pistils;  -- 
  said  of  flower. 
 
  {Perfect  cadence}  (Mus.),  a  complete  and  satisfactory  close 
  in  harmony,  as  upon  the  tonic  preceded  by  the  dominant. 
 
  {Perfect  chord}  (Mus.),  a  concord  or  union  of  sounds  which  is 
  perfectly  coalescent  and  agreeable  to  the  ear,  as  the 
  unison,  octave,  fifth  and  fourth  a  perfect  consonance;  a 
  common  chord  in  its  original  position  of  keynote,  third 
  fifth  and  octave. 
 
  {Perfect  number}  (Arith.),  a  number  equal  to  the  sum  of  all 
  its  divisors;  as  28,  whose  aliquot  parts  or  divisors, 
  are  14,  7,  4,  2,  1.  See  {Abundant  number},  under 
  {Abundant}.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  {Perfect  tense}  (Gram.),  a  tense  which  expresses  an  act  or 
  state  completed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perfect  \Per"fect\,  n. 
  The  perfect  tense,  or  a  form  in  that  tense. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perfect  \Per"fect\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Perfected};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Perfecting}.]  [L.  perfectus  p.  p.  of  perficere  See 
  {Perfect},  a.] 
  To  make  perfect;  to  finish  or  complete,  so  as  to  leave 
  nothing  wanting;  to  give  to  anything  all  that  is  requisite  to 
  its  nature  and  kind 
 
  God  dwelleth  in  us  and  his  love  is  perfect  in  us  --1 
  John  iv  12. 
 
  Inquire  into  the  nature  and  properties  of  the  things  . 
  .  .  and  thereby  perfect  our  ideas  of  their  distinct 
  species.  --Locke. 
 
  {Perfecting  press}  (Print.),  a  press  in  which  the  printing  on 
  both  sides  of  the  paper  is  completed  in  one  passage 
  through  the  machine. 
 
  Syn:  To  finish;  accomplish;  complete;  consummate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  perfect 
  adj  1:  being  complete  of  its  kind  and  without  defect  or  blemish;  "a 
  perfect  circle";  "a  perfect  reproduction";  "perfect 
  happiness";  "perfect  manners";  "a  perfect  specimen"; 
  "a  perfect  day"  [ant:  {imperfect}] 
  2:  without  qualification;  used  informally  as  (often  pejorative) 
  intensifiers;  "an  arrant  fool";  "a  complete  coward";  "a 
  consummate  fool";  "a  double-dyed  villain";  "gross 
  negligence";  "a  perfect  idiot";  "pure  folly";  "what  a 
  sodding  mess";  "stark  staring  mad";  "a  thoroughgoing 
  villain";  "utter  nonsense"  [syn:  {arrant(a)},  {complete(a)}, 
  {consummate(a)},  {double-dyed(a)},  {everlasting(a)},  {gross(a)}, 
  {perfect(a)},  {pure(a)},  {sodding(a)},  {stark(a)},  {staring(a)}, 
  {thoroughgoing(a)},  {utter(a)}] 
  3:  precisely  accurate  or  exact;  "perfect  timing" 
  n  :  a  tense  of  verbs  used  in  describing  action  that  has  been 
  completed  (sometimes  regarded  as  perfective  aspect)  [syn: 
  {perfective},  {perfective  tense},  {perfect  tense}] 
  v  1:  make  perfect  or  complete;  "perfect  yur  French  in  Paris!" 
  [syn:  {hone}] 
  2:  make  perfect;  bring  to  perfection  [syn:  {consummate}] 




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